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BillH
03-17-2004, 11:51 PM
Man, after using it, I can't believe I was machining before without it, my first 2 wheels can attest to it's functionality.
http://home.comcast.net/~billh308/wheeltest.jpg

BillH
03-17-2004, 11:56 PM
Here is my wheel arbor I made out of brass for turning the wheels, again the carriage stop was VERY helpful, as was turning to a shoulder for the flange of the wheels.
http://home.comcast.net/~billh308/wheelarbor.jpg

winchman
03-18-2004, 01:22 AM
My first thought was, "Man, that's a BIG flashlight!!" http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Looks good. How will you attach the wheels to the axle?

Roger

CCWKen
03-18-2004, 01:29 AM
Ops!
http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Thrud
03-18-2004, 03:14 AM
Bill
What gauge of loco and type are you building?

Evan
03-18-2004, 03:31 AM
Looking good Bill.

BillH
03-18-2004, 10:42 AM
1" to the foot, roughly. The track gauge is 4.75" apart. Seams that who ever started the live steam hobby never scaled exactly from standard guage.

I will be using loctite to hold the wheels to the axles. The axle you see in the pic is an older scrap one.

nheng
03-18-2004, 11:09 AM
Nice work Bill ! Do you run this stuff outdoors or do you have a BIG basement?

I'm still trying to figure out where to put my N gauge stuff now that the machines have taken over.

Have you ever thought of shrink fitting the wheels on like their full sized brethren?
Den

BillH
03-18-2004, 08:20 PM
Nheng, I will run it outdoors at various clubs around the country. Standard procedures in live steam have been to either press fit the wheels onto the axles or more recently use a certain type of loctite. On the drivers you would also key the shafts or drill them for a pin.
Some people will shrink fit a steel tire onto a wheel center, however not heard of the wheel to the axle. Im just following Kozo's book.